Head bit fuzzy and dizziness

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I had an ear infection in march this year had vertigo for couple days then that seemed to ease now iv been left with this light headness eyes off a bit etc they told me I had laberinthis in my inner ju to vain damage I seen a specialist last week finally he didn't really give me any explanation he done a few test like puttin my head side to side etc he gave a sheet with cooksey exercises to do I don't go back till Feb to see him again has anyone had this before same as me and does it get better it's doin my head a bit

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    Hi Darren,I've got exactly the same,8 weeks now ive had it and I just had a MRI scan to out rule anything nasty.I'm constantly lightheaded but get bad dizzy spells too, also my eyes feel weird and bit blurred vision.I can't work so off sick ATM,I got given the exercises but haven't worked yet,I was given some pills to help with the lightheaded/dizziness and they have helped,when you have a ear infection it can upset the balance for weeks and takes time to heal,make sure you drink plenty water and eat healthy,gipe you get well soon,lisa
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      Yes at first I had infection in my left ear git that treated but it had done some damage so I got told hence like this for past 7 months and it hasn't helped iv only just started doin cooksey head movement but it does make you feel worse but iv been told to stick at them it will eventually ease hopefully
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      Yes I'm on stematill to I can have couple good days it goes a bit still there but slightly and then it can come back on me how long have you been doin the exercices for coz I heard it does take time to find new pathways like
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      Hi Marie,thank you I feel for you too.I did at first get neck pain,I woke up and couldn't move my neck it was stiff,I was like a robot for 2 days and doctor said I slept funny,I went to a private physio therapist and after a massage it was much better,he gave me some neck exercises to do too which help.my advice is go see a chiropractor, I'm seeing ent today and hope to get MRI results back and if nothing wrong I'm going to a chiropractor asap.you can get dizziness, tiredness when your neck or back is bad so worth going to out rule it,hope your feeling better soon,Lisa
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      Lisa

      i think you're not supposed to be takin any medication when doing the exercises. They are done to reprogramme your brain, and drugs like Stemitol will hinder this process.

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      Hi Lisa, Peter, Darren,

      interesting that you and Peter also have neck issues. I am not sure if you read in a previous post a book titled The Neck Connection. Kind of all makes sense so far. Worth a read.

      I have been going to a chiropractor for years, resolved back issues but I feel the chiropractic treatment for my neck made things worse for me. I think I will just limit myself to massages for neck. 

      Lisa, funny you mentioned anemia. All those diagnosis the various drs gave you, I received. Today, I just received a call from my dr stating that my red blood cell count was very low.

      So frustrating not to be able to do things with your children and now ski season here is approaching and looks like I will be unable to do that too. 

      Take care smile

       

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      Hi Marie,I know the feeling I have two girls and it frustrates me I can't be active with them,I've been off my iron pills 3 weeks now and new blood results say I'm not anaemic but since coming off the pills I'm just starting to get very weak,tired and more dizzy,I went to boots pharmacy and bought some iron pills today so I will see if it makes a difference withing the next few weeks,I'm going back to ent in a few weeksweeksnd still waiting for MRI results,take care lisa
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    8 weeks for me too. Awaiting ENT appointment ( long waiting list , likely to be January !) started with heartbeat thumping in my ear with feeling of blockage). Hearing still impaired. Very unbalanced on my feet when walking, eyes feel strange and vision is blurred. A definite light headed ' not here ' sensation. Everything feels out of sync. 

    I understand, that after 8 weeks or so, the virus will have gone. If symptoms remain, it's likely that permanent damage has been done to the vestibular system within the middle ear. The only recourse, is to undergo vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) exercises.in an attempt to ' retrain' the brain to the ' new' balance of eye/inner ear coordination. 

    Can other suffers confirm if this Is correct ? 

    I note you can get these exercises off the internet. Is there any harm in me trying them, whilst waiting for my appointment ? I can't put up with this for another 10 weeks ! 

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      Yes Peter my systems stayed coz it had done damage in inner ear I seen specialist last week after been like this for months he wasn't very helpful he said stick to these cooksey exercises iv read up on it tries to resend the signals to a new pathway in your vain s like you say it's like re training ya brain I started them last week to be honest it does make me feel worse again but iv been told stick to them no matter what it's just not nice like the worrying thing is I'm doin on me own and it does get me down a bit so I rang doc this mornin told them I need a pyhsio to help me and that way they can keep a record of I'm doing etc it just feels like my life every day life has come to stop I do have some good ish days then it will come back for a good Wile I would like to hear off anyone who has had some success with these terrible conditions
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    Its been 5 weeks now,I'm going back to ent at the hospital tommrow, its the head doctor I have but tbh I don't think they know what's the matter with me,1st I was told its ear trouble mieiners disease then labrinthitas then vertigo after it was silent migraines,hormones,anaemia then I was sent for a MRI scan,eye test,they don't have a clue,my best was stress and anxiety lol
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      You been thru it then I'm gettin in touch with my doc tomorrow to demand to see a neurologist they will be able to give me the proper answer I had mri scan blood test etc it all came back fine it's just this symptoms iv been gettin the last 7 months it's really start in to annoy me now I feel I'm gettin nowwhere with docs etc they did say at the start of my vertigo it was a case of that it would go then as time went by they said it has more than likely damaged my inner ear so hence the exercices but it's just took so long that's the annoying thing I could of started my head movement many months ago if they had just pulled there finger out please let me no what they say to you tomorrow if you don't mind we will get thru this ha
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      I will let you know what they say,I want to go back to work I'm so desperate to get well,are you working?I bet your your young too, I'm 33 so I should be enjoying myself and able to go out, I won't touch alcohol as scared it will make me worse
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      ye can't work for the past 6 months now coz of condition I'm 43 yes iv heard you have to cut out alcohol etc iv heard drinking lots of fresh lemon juice is good for the vessels and also water I keep hearing about I was enjoying life use to do lot of mountain biking fishing etc but that has come to a sudden stop it's horrible not being able to do my everyday stuff again roll on when these symptoms start to ease a bit
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